Nearly 200 Gaza rockets fired into Israel; Sderot home hit, injuring 3 family members

Three civilians were hurt when Gaza terrorists scored a direct hit on a home in Sderot. Nearly 200 rockets were reportedly fired into Israel on Saturday.

By: TPS and WIN Staff

More than 174 rockets and mortar shells were fired at southern Israel from inside Gaza, according to a Times of Israel report.

Although most of the rockets and mortars landed in open areas, Israeli officials reported that some exploded inside Israeli towns, causing damage to buildings.

Three family members were injured when a mortar fired from Gaza hit a house in the town of Sderot at around 6:30pm Saturday evening.

A spokesman for the Magen David Adom Ambulance Service said that three people suffered shrapnel injuries of varying degrees.

A 50-year-old man suffered moderate wounds after being hit in the chest. A 20-year-old woman sustained light-to-moderate injuries to her lower limbs, and a 14-year-old girl suffered facial wounds.

“We were sitting in the living room, and the glass fell on us,” said Aaron Buchris, the father. “The entire house was filled with smoke, and we were filled with blood. We got shrapnel in us, my daughters were also injured. We were shocked.”

The three were taken by ambulance to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.

A spokesman for the Sderot municipality said two mortars had hit the town, one scoring a direct hit on the house, while the other hit the courtyard of a synagogue without causing injuries.

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